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Elyse David has been at 5 events

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Astronomers Without Borders232,216Astronauts Ron Garan and Anousheh Ansari join us for this special AWB Hangout, "Astronomy In the Development of STEM Education". Though often neglected in traditional educational systems, astronomy is an ideal way to present science and other technical fields in schools. With limited resources, especially in developing countries, astronomy offers an accessible "laboratory" in a subject that already fascinates children. AWB's Telescopes to Tanzania is just one example of how astronomy is used to promote science learning and curriculum-building in developing countries. This panel discussion will look at how astronomy has been used for development and the opportunities that remain. Guests: Ron Garan is a former astronaut, aquanaut, and test pilot who is also an entrepreneur. He has founded multiple companies and socially-focused organizations. His social media following of 3.6 million makes him one of Google Plus’ “Top 25 Followed”, and a Kred “Top 1% Influencer”. Anousheh Ansari was a co-sponsor of the $10 million Ansari X Prize for the first private launch of a reusable manned spacecraft, and the first female private space explorer. She is a serial entrepreneur and currently the chairman of Prodea Systems which she co-founded. Kevin Govender is the Director of the International Astronomical Union's Office of Astronomy for Development in South Africa, which was created to use astronomy to make the world a better place. Mponda Malozo is an environmentalist in Tanzania who also works with the educational system as a science consultant promotes astronomy through outreach activities. He is the Tanzania Coordinator of the Universe Awareness Foundation and a project manager for AWB's Telescopes to Tanzania.Astronomy For the Development of STEM Education2014-08-06 18:00:0090  
Daria Musk3,674,478*Expand to read the story and learn how to join live!* Three years ago to the day, I stood in front of my computer - a guitar in my hands, songs in my heart, fingers trembling - about to press a button that said, "Hangout". I was still waterlogged with rainy nights of lugging my amps into tiny clubs and tears from the not-knowing-what-would-happen to my dreams. That night, when I hit "Hangout" you saved my dreams, you saved me. Your faces popped in. We sang all night. Six hours later my heart was six million times bigger and I would never be the same. Every year I want to celebrate that day. I want to thank you face to face. I want to meet back at our special place and sing your praises. It's time for Hangoutiversary III.  *PLEASE, BE CELEBRATED* So please, meet me on July 16th. Right here, inside the place where we had our virtual first date. Comment back and let me know that you're planning to come, I will organize special circles of you all, so we can rotate the 10 seats and meet and meet and meet again. I'll sing our songs of celebration. I'll sing new songs of adoration, to you and this crazy world that gives us a chance just when we think maybe it can't. Come with your hopes and your dreams to be amplified and your updates and your friends and families and fantasies. Let's sing 'til our throats go weak and dance in front of computer screens, like the silly beautiful people we know ourselves to be.   *HOW TO HANG* In case you're new or rusty all you have to do to join this Hangout is:   ✪ RSVP a big fat *yes* here. ✪ On Wednesday, July 16th come back to this page when the Hangout starts (6PM Eastern US Time). ✪ You can watch or click "join" to on my page @100974258168375166691! ✪ Don't for get to comment and let me know if you want to join and around what time. I'll be sure to circle you and invite you when you're web-camera-ready! ✪ Come with song requests, stories and even a "dream to amplify". The theme of this hangout is #amplifyyourdreams  cause that's what you guys did for me. You turnt it up to 11! *SRSLY, MESSAGE ME* Send me a private message or chat or comment to me here if you'd like to arrange a special invite or if you're new and want to join the family and need some tips for getting in. I think I'm going to make invite circles for each half hour, so let me know when you want to join. Everyone's invited. It's really the greatest possible gift, just to let me sing for you and get to know you again and again and again.  *SPREAD THE LOVE* Share this invite too. Let's grow the family. Any friend of yours is a friend of mine and deserves some showcased virtual face-to-face time. *XO, Daria* PS. *CONNECTED BY* This concert celebration is being supported by our new friends at CO-OP Connected Credit Unions. CO-OP is all about connection, just like our epic House Of Blues Concert, they've partnered up with us to make sure we stay together and keep banking on this amazing feeling we get when we connect through ethernet lines HANGOUTIVERSARY CONCERT2014-07-17 00:00:00386  
The White House2,926,812Join White House Chef Bill Yosses, @100091697767366769792 Chef Anne Burrell, and former @102371865054310418159 astronaut Ron Garan to discuss the raw science behind turkey, stuffing, and other fixins’ on our #Thanksgiving  tables: http://wh.gov/we-the-geeks Have questions? Post them in the comments section below. #Cooking   #Food   #STEM   #WeTheGeeks  We the Geeks: Talking Turkey and the Science of Cooking2013-11-27 18:00:0089  
Ron Garan3,822,095Join in a global conversation about the need for collaboration to solve the problems facing our worldThe #KeyIsWe2013-10-11 17:00:00180  
The White House2,926,812This Friday at 2pm ET, the White House will host a "We The Geeks" Google+ Hangout on asteroids with experts including NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver, former astronaut Ed Lu, and Bill Nye the Science Guy: http://at.wh.gov/lvjzd Tune in to find out how experts are working to find asteroids before they find us—and other potential opportunities these space rocks present. Ask your questions using #WeTheGeeks and we'll answer some during the hangout.We the Geeks: Asteroids2013-05-31 20:00:00726  

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2015-05-14 13:42:30 (30 comments, 9 reshares, 131 +1s)Open 

The sun rises over the Indian Ocean in a sudden and spectacular blaze of glory from the  #OrbitalPerspective  of astronauts and cosmonauts living and working together in space‬ 5 May 2015. Credit: NASA

Most reshares: 21

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2015-06-07 10:34:48 (9 comments, 21 reshares, 189 +1s)Open 

The ever fascinating #Cairo and Nile delta

Affascinanti anche di notte, il Cairo e il delta del Nilo

#Volare   #Egypt  

Most plusones: 189

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2015-06-07 10:34:48 (9 comments, 21 reshares, 189 +1s)Open 

The ever fascinating #Cairo and Nile delta

Affascinanti anche di notte, il Cairo e il delta del Nilo

#Volare   #Egypt  

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2015-06-09 16:55:48 (14 comments, 12 reshares, 109 +1s)Open 

Are you up? Just barely, said the Moon. Good morning Earthlings (and others). Earth's moon breaking through the clouds over the southern Pacific 3 June 2015. #OrbitalPerspective  

Are you up? Just barely, said the Moon. Good morning Earthlings (and others). Earth's moon breaking through the clouds over the southern Pacific 3 June 2015. #OrbitalPerspective  ___

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2015-06-09 16:30:56 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

What a joy to see and hear +Samantha Cristoforetti read the PERFECT adaptation of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star by my favorite children's book author/illustrator +Iza Trapani

After readings in Italian and Russian, ESA astronaut +Samantha Cristoforetti was keen to do a reading in English - after suggestions from her followers on social media, she chose to read Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, by Iza Trapini - show it to your kids tonight for a special good night from space at bedtime!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_e2_i7zDur0___What a joy to see and hear +Samantha Cristoforetti read the PERFECT adaptation of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star by my favorite children's book author/illustrator +Iza Trapani

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2015-06-09 13:16:30 (4 comments, 4 reshares, 70 +1s)Open 

Planet green.

Planet Green. Top 'o the mornin! #StPatricksDay via +Fragile Oasis ___Planet green.

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2015-06-07 10:34:48 (9 comments, 21 reshares, 189 +1s)Open 

The ever fascinating #Cairo and Nile delta

Affascinanti anche di notte, il Cairo e il delta del Nilo

#Volare   #Egypt  

The ever fascinating #Cairo and Nile delta

Affascinanti anche di notte, il Cairo e il delta del Nilo

#Volare   #Egypt  ___

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2015-06-07 10:34:24 (5 comments, 9 reshares, 98 +1s)Open 

#Gibraltar, a night kiss between two continents

Il bacio notturno tra due continenti: Gibilterra

#Volare  

#Gibraltar, a night kiss between two continents

Il bacio notturno tra due continenti: Gibilterra

#Volare  ___

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2015-06-06 13:10:23 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 88 +1s)Open 

Some of us are called to change the world. Others, to save it.
On June 6, 1944, seven decades before this picture was taken from the International Space Station, thousands of American, British and Canadian troops crossed the swells of the English Channel in 5,300 ships and 11,000 planes, landing on the beaches of Normandy, France. On #DDay ‬, only the full moon lit the path from England to France, and liberation. #OrbitalPerspective  Image credit: NASA

Some of us are called to change the world. Others, to save it.
On June 6, 1944, seven decades before this picture was taken from the International Space Station, thousands of American, British and Canadian troops crossed the swells of the English Channel in 5,300 ships and 11,000 planes, landing on the beaches of Normandy, France. On #DDay ‬, only the full moon lit the path from England to France, and liberation. #OrbitalPerspective  Image credit: NASA___

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2015-05-16 12:34:23 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Space fact: Everyone goes with the seat up.

ESA astronaut +Samantha Cristoforetti continues her tour of the ISS, with a look at the International Space Station toilet!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-65mBQ7s_Q___Space fact: Everyone goes with the seat up.

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2015-05-14 13:42:30 (30 comments, 9 reshares, 131 +1s)Open 

I think it's fairly easy to understand how humans thought the sun a god. 

The sun rises over the Indian Ocean in a sudden and spectacular blaze of glory from the  #OrbitalPerspective  of astronauts and cosmonauts living and working together in space‬ 5 May 2015. Credit: NASA___I think it's fairly easy to understand how humans thought the sun a god. 

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2015-05-13 09:29:53 (10 comments, 16 reshares, 147 +1s)Open 

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2015-05-12 12:08:25 (9 comments, 15 reshares, 132 +1s)Open 

Florence Nightingale was named by her parents for the city of her birth in the Tuscany region of the Italian Peninsula. But it is the Crimean Peninsula we most associate with the founder of modern nursing, where she tended to the wounded in one of humanity’s brutal conflicts. Today, on the 195th anniversary of her birth: sunglint reflected on the waters of the Crimean Peninsula from the #OrbitalPerspective of astronauts and cosmonauts living and working in space for the benefit of all. #LadyWithTheLamp  

Florence Nightingale was named by her parents for the city of her birth in the Tuscany region of the Italian Peninsula. But it is the Crimean Peninsula we most associate with the founder of modern nursing, where she tended to the wounded in one of humanity’s brutal conflicts. Today, on the 195th anniversary of her birth: sunglint reflected on the waters of the Crimean Peninsula from the #OrbitalPerspective of astronauts and cosmonauts living and working in space for the benefit of all. #LadyWithTheLamp  ___

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2015-05-12 12:05:23 (3 comments, 10 reshares, 75 +1s)Open 

Florence Nightingale was named for the city of her birth in the Tuscany region on the Italian Peninsula. #LadyWithTheLamp   #OrbitalPerspective  

Florence Nightingale was named for the city of her birth in the Tuscany region on the Italian Peninsula. #LadyWithTheLamp   #OrbitalPerspective  ___

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2015-05-11 12:55:22 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 70 +1s)Open 

Oleg has since returned home to Earth, but his brilliant photography while onboard the International Space Station continues to help us appreciate the beauty of our planet.

An exquisite view of the Bahamas from the orbital perspective of cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev, currently one of six crewmembers onboard the International Space Station. Image credit: NASA___Oleg has since returned home to Earth, but his brilliant photography while onboard the International Space Station continues to help us appreciate the beauty of our planet.

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2015-05-11 12:50:37 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

An icy stare from Kamchatka Peninsula volcanoes greets the International Space Station crew. That's just cold. #AstronautPhotography  

An icy stare from Kamchatka Peninsula volcanoes greets the International Space Station crew. That's just cold. #AstronautPhotography  ___

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2015-05-11 12:50:16 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 54 +1s)Open 

via astronaut +Samantha Cristoforetti: "The world outside our window. Believe it or not, so far every time I looked outside I saw oceans!" Photo taken from the International Space Station 26 November 2014 #OrbitalPerspective  

via astronaut +Samantha Cristoforetti: "The world outside our window. Believe it or not, so far every time I looked outside I saw oceans!" Photo taken from the International Space Station 26 November 2014 #OrbitalPerspective  ___

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2015-05-11 12:49:24 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

Thunderdome. Actually a thunderhead near northern Australia from the orbital perspective of astronauts in space. NASA explains: "With enough convective energy, clouds in the lowest layer of the atmosphere—the troposphere—can rise until they bump up against the stable overlying layer. When they reach that point, they spread sideways, making a thin upper zone shaped like an anvil." #OrbitalPerspective  

Thunderdome. Actually a thunderhead near northern Australia from the orbital perspective of astronauts in space. NASA explains: "With enough convective energy, clouds in the lowest layer of the atmosphere—the troposphere—can rise until they bump up against the stable overlying layer. When they reach that point, they spread sideways, making a thin upper zone shaped like an anvil." #OrbitalPerspective  ___

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2015-05-09 07:59:32 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

Astronauts on board the International Space Station have about five minutes to observe the result of the collision of two continents some 50 million years ago, giving us a view of the violent thrust and gentle topography that spans 1,500 miles of our home planet - the Himalaya mountain range.

Astronauts on board the International Space Station have about five minutes to observe the result of the collision of two continents some 50 million years ago, giving us a view of the violent thrust and gentle topography that spans 1,500 miles of our home planet - the Himalaya mountain range.___

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2015-05-09 07:56:50 (4 comments, 8 reshares, 100 +1s)Open 

In April 1815, Mount Tambora, on Sumbawa Island in the Indonesian Archipelago, erupted with such violence that volcanic dust was ejected high enough into Earth's atmosphere to reduce solar radiation, leading to summer time ice and snow in the the northeast United States and Europe, crop failure and hunger. 1816 became known as the Year Without Summer. 

In April 1815, Mount Tambora, on Sumbawa Island in the Indonesian Archipelago, erupted with such violence that volcanic dust was ejected high enough into Earth's atmosphere to reduce solar radiation, leading to summer time ice and snow in the the northeast United States and Europe, crop failure and hunger. 1816 became known as the Year Without Summer. ___

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2015-05-09 07:12:52 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

Kings and kin have rested for hundreds of centuries in the sands near the bend in the Nile at Luxor.

Kings and kin have rested for hundreds of centuries in the sands near the bend in the Nile at Luxor.___

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2015-05-09 06:54:45 (6 comments, 4 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

Artificial lights that extend the day on Earth make it difficult for people to see stars in the night.

Artificial lights that extend the day on Earth make it difficult for people to see stars in the night.___

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2015-05-09 06:49:37 (15 comments, 11 reshares, 51 +1s)Open 

A spaceship carrying supplies for humans living and working in space approaches the International Space Station.

A spaceship carrying supplies for humans living and working in space approaches the International Space Station.___

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2015-05-09 06:46:43 (0 comments, 7 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

Sunrise. 

Sunrise. ___

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2015-05-09 06:43:01 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

Summer Perseids in the northern hemisphere, winter auroras in the southern.

Summer Perseids in the northern hemisphere, winter auroras in the southern.___

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2015-05-07 12:39:36 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 67 +1s)Open 

Want astronaut +Samantha Cristoforetti's Espresso cup? Back this Kickstarter and get your very own - on Earth.

Want astronaut +Samantha Cristoforetti's Espresso cup? Back this Kickstarter and get your very own - on Earth.___

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2015-05-04 13:58:50 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

It makes infinite sense to me.

Will it take #Moonshot  thinking to get to #Mars ? Here's astronaut +Ron Garan's audacious #OrbitalPerspective  via +Big Think. What do YOU think?   ___It makes infinite sense to me.

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2015-04-30 12:43:24 (8 comments, 4 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

"Earth is a small town with many neighborhoods in a very big universe." #TheKeyIsWe  

Who are the people in your neighborhood? #Florida   #Cuba   #OrbitalPerspective  Image credit: NASA___"Earth is a small town with many neighborhoods in a very big universe." #TheKeyIsWe  

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2015-04-30 11:49:20 (5 comments, 5 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

In #Nepal , millions of women, children and men have seen their lives literally crushed and destroyed overnight. They need water, food, shelter, medical care...
To help over the next three months, aid groups urgently need $415 million. Here's how the money will be used > http://bit.ly/1HQJuIX #Nepalquake  

In #Nepal , millions of women, children and men have seen their lives literally crushed and destroyed overnight. They need water, food, shelter, medical care...
To help over the next three months, aid groups urgently need $415 million. Here's how the money will be used > http://bit.ly/1HQJuIX #Nepalquake  ___

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2015-04-26 12:00:58 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 48 +1s)Open 

When I first saw this picture last month, this is what I thought: 3 Faces of Dr. Virts. What is your secret astronaut Terry Virts? "Every time you pick up a handful of dust, and see not the dust, but a mystery, a marvel, there in your hand. Every time you stop and think, I'm alive, and being alive is fantastic!" - from 7 Faces of Dr. Lao, a 1964 film directed by George Pál (Destination Moon,The Time Machine, War of the Worlds) Credit: NASA

When I first saw this picture last month, this is what I thought: 3 Faces of Dr. Virts. What is your secret astronaut Terry Virts? "Every time you pick up a handful of dust, and see not the dust, but a mystery, a marvel, there in your hand. Every time you stop and think, I'm alive, and being alive is fantastic!" - from 7 Faces of Dr. Lao, a 1964 film directed by George Pál (Destination Moon,The Time Machine, War of the Worlds) Credit: NASA___

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2015-04-23 07:03:34 (11 comments, 3 reshares, 59 +1s)Open 

Take care of your ship and your shipmates.

Take care of your ship and your shipmates.___

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2015-03-05 01:26:36 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 54 +1s)Open 

L+100, L+101: Logbook

The Logbook is back!

Sorry for the very long Loss of Signal, it’s been a busy time: three spacewalks in 8 days can really fill your days and I felt that I needed to focus on my task 100%.

Having to run several hours of airlock ops and get two crewmates “out the door” safely and as quickly as possible is something that commands attention: by far the most demanding thing I have done on orbit and, the first time, definitely somewhat stressful.

Spacewalks are usually covered quite in detail on the internet, so I’m sure you guys already know more than I could possibly tell you. And as far as my job as IV is concerned, if you’re curious you can take a look at some training logbooks about Prep-and-Post classes, where we train airlock ops and pre-breath protocols. Check out for example Logbook L-70:
https:/... more »

L+100, L+101: Logbook

The Logbook is back!

Sorry for the very long Loss of Signal, it’s been a busy time: three spacewalks in 8 days can really fill your days and I felt that I needed to focus on my task 100%.

Having to run several hours of airlock ops and get two crewmates “out the door” safely and as quickly as possible is something that commands attention: by far the most demanding thing I have done on orbit and, the first time, definitely somewhat stressful.

Spacewalks are usually covered quite in detail on the internet, so I’m sure you guys already know more than I could possibly tell you. And as far as my job as IV is concerned, if you’re curious you can take a look at some training logbooks about Prep-and-Post classes, where we train airlock ops and pre-breath protocols. Check out for example Logbook L-70:

https://plus.google.com/+SamanthaCristoforetti/posts/HhCxe72awiq

Of course, some things are hard to practice on the ground. Take the SAFERs, for example, the jetpacks that are attached to the EMU suits for an emergency self-rescue in case of detachment from structure: on the ground we learn how to operate the latches that keep them secured to the suit, but it’s a whole different story to actually handle suit and SAFER in space. Heavy, bulky things don’t have weight up here, but they sure still have mass, hence inertia!

Anyway, everything went well, Butch and Terry did a stellar job outside, Anton was a precious help in the airlock and now we’re all catching our breaths as we settle into a less hectic work pace.

Also, we’re approaching fast the end of Expedition 42, which means that Butch, Sasha and Elena are getting ready for their fiery ride back to planet Earth next week.

Terry, Anton and I will be on our own up here for a couple of weeks, before Scott, Misha and Gennady join us towards the end of March.

Yesterday our soon-to-depart crewmates actually put on their Sokol suits for their pre-reentry leak checks and I have spotted Elena and Sasha practicing the Soyuz manual reentry on a simulator in the Service Module.

And we’re getting return cargo ready: today, for example, I took water samples from all our potable water delivery stations and stowed them for return on Soyuz.

Preparations for the next crew’s arrival have also begun. Yesterday I worked on stowing some cargo delivered on the Russian Progress resupply vehicle, which included Scott’s clothes and hygiene items.

We have our little space wardrobe in Node 2, close to our sleeping cabins: each one of us has a big rigid bag with our personal clothing supplies, mostly organized in Ziplocs that cover two weeks each (we call those “bricks”).

Butch, efficient as always, had already cleared his bag, so Scott… if you happen to be reading… your clothes are already nicely organized in Node 2 overhead! Not sure that they are enough for a year, though: I bet you’ll have more coming along the way.

Hey, by the way, yesterday was our 100th day in space! Well, technically that’s true only for me, since Terry and Anton had been in space before, but for sure it was our 100th day in space together. A bit scary, isn’t it? Compared to the time behind us, the time we have left already looks little, only a couple of months left.

Of course there are things from my Earthling life that I miss – a shower being pretty high on the list – but it will be really hard to leave the Space Station. In the past 100 days I have gone from uncontainable excitement and constant discovery to familiarity and a sense of quiet affection for the Station itself, our crew and the teams on the ground spread all over the world with whom we interact every day. It feels like home and, by the way, a home in which you can float and that offers an unbeatable view out of the window!
 
Futura mission website (Italian): Avamposto42
avamposto42.esa.int

#SamLogbook #Futura42  

(Trad IT)  Traduzione in italiano a cura di +AstronautiNEWS qui:
http://www.astronautinews.it/tag/logbook

(Trad FR) Traduction en français par +Anne Cpamoa ici: https://spacetux.org/cpamoa/category/traductions/logbook-samantha

(Trad ES) Tradducción en español por +Carlos Lallana Borobio  aqui: http://laesteladegagarin.blogspot.com.es/search/label/SamLogBook

(Trad DE)  Deutsch von http://www.logbuch-iss.de___

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2015-03-02 12:34:26 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Oh +TMZ I agree with +Ron Garan about Mars, not about the grocery store. #WithMyOwnEyes  

Oh +TMZ I agree with +Ron Garan about Mars, not about the grocery store. #WithMyOwnEyes  ___

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2015-02-02 22:43:13 (2 comments, 9 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

I think the best way to give people an idea of what astronaut +Ron Garan's book The #OrbitalPerspective  is about, is to quote from the inspiring foreword by Nobel Peace Laureate +Muhammad Yunus : "As you read of Ron’s discovery of his life’s goal and purpose during his time in space, I hope you will also reflect on your own life’s goal and purpose here on Earth. What are the problems you consider impossible to solve - hunger, poverty, war, environmental issues - and how can you gather together with others to solve these problems? Use Ron’s idea of the orbital perspective as a way to erase obstacles, boundaries, and resistance to any problem." I hope you will want to know more. #TheKeyIsWe   http://hope.li/KeyIsWe

I think the best way to give people an idea of what astronaut +Ron Garan's book The #OrbitalPerspective  is about, is to quote from the inspiring foreword by Nobel Peace Laureate +Muhammad Yunus : "As you read of Ron’s discovery of his life’s goal and purpose during his time in space, I hope you will also reflect on your own life’s goal and purpose here on Earth. What are the problems you consider impossible to solve - hunger, poverty, war, environmental issues - and how can you gather together with others to solve these problems? Use Ron’s idea of the orbital perspective as a way to erase obstacles, boundaries, and resistance to any problem." I hope you will want to know more. #TheKeyIsWe   http://hope.li/KeyIsWe___

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2015-01-16 15:17:12 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

The Future of Life on Earth 
One of the best aspects of this +Science on Google+ community - now at over 500,000 members(!) - is that it communicates the entire spectrum of scientific endeavour. 
In a unique way, this content-rich presentation of diverse concepts and insights can increase the potential for cross-pollination of ideas between disciplines. 
We are often reminded of how the power of collaboration in applying scientific and technological know-how can be made to decisively solve significant challenges.  Few initiatives have presented this better than the +Fragile Oasis, founded by Astronaut +Ron Garan, whose outreach during his time on #ISS  and subsequent work to spread awareness of the #OrbitalPerspective  was instrumental in inspiring many people to think about how the many feats of engineering, scientific endeavour and international collaboration that made the #ISS  p... more »

The Future of Life on Earth 
One of the best aspects of this +Science on Google+ community - now at over 500,000 members(!) - is that it communicates the entire spectrum of scientific endeavour. 
In a unique way, this content-rich presentation of diverse concepts and insights can increase the potential for cross-pollination of ideas between disciplines. 
We are often reminded of how the power of collaboration in applying scientific and technological know-how can be made to decisively solve significant challenges.  Few initiatives have presented this better than the +Fragile Oasis, founded by Astronaut +Ron Garan, whose outreach during his time on #ISS  and subsequent work to spread awareness of the #OrbitalPerspective  was instrumental in inspiring many people to think about how the many feats of engineering, scientific endeavour and international collaboration that made the #ISS  possible could be harnessed to solve many of the problems facing the Planet's population and ecosystems.

I know that members of this community are very aware of the huge potential of tools such as +Google+ for sharing information and dialogue across linguistic and cultural barriers, and when combined with the potential for current technological and social solutions to deliver significant benefit to communities worldwide, we embrace the fact that (perhaps for the very first time)  #Humanity  now has the tools to solve many of the world's most pressing challenges. 

I'm excited to see that +Ron Garan has distilled this wisdom into a book - The Orbital Perspective - which expounds the fact that we now live in a world where possibilities are only limited by our imagination and our will to act.
This publication, due for release in a few weeks, is heralded as a vital call to action, illustrating how lessons learned in #Space  can be applied to make life better for people on this singular life-giving Oasis within the cosmos. 
I reckon that anyone interested in applying their knowledge and collaborative effort to solve the most pressing challenges to life on Earth will be very interested in this book's content and far-reaching message.

Here is a link to the book's website: 
http://www.orbitalperspective.com
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2014-12-26 11:51:02 (12 comments, 4 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

... And a star to guide us. Merry #Christmas and Peace on Earth.

... And a star to guide us. Merry #Christmas and Peace on Earth.___

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2014-12-22 13:22:23 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

Ever look into your closet and find that you have nothing to wear, clean or otherwise? Well......

Logbook: L+27, L+28
 
I’m the Station’s night owl tonight , everybody else is already asleep in our little ring of four crew quarters in Node 2.

I like listening to the sounds of the Station at night. People sometimes tell me that they would like to hear the utter silence that they assume I hear in space, but the famous “In space no one can hear you scream” only applies to the vacuum of space: fortunately inside the Space Station we have a breathable atmosphere at about the same pressure you have on Earth at sea level. Plenty of molecules nicely tight together happily transmitting sound throughout the cabin.
 
There is always a significant background noise, due to the many fans and pumps running all the time: a constant humming that signals that the Station is “alive” and healthy. In fact, if we had an emergency, like a fire or a depressurization, even if the audible alarm wouldn’t go off we would immediately notice it because the Station would go quiet: the computers implement an emergency auto-response that shuts down the ventilation.
 
Some noises have taken me by surprise occasionally. Like the first time I noticed a different noise in our toilet cabin, accompanied by a distinct vibration I could feel through the foot restraints on the “floor”. Turns out it’s a normal occurrence when the ground controllers are running the urine processing assembly in a certain mode.
 
Or one day, as I was floating out of Columbus, I heard one of our science racks making a loud hissing sound for several seconds, then go quiet. I checked with Col-CC in Munich and it turned out that they were doing some commanding of our Electro Magnetic Levitator from the ground. So, all expected!
 
It’s quite common for the ground to send commands remotely. Most of what we do up here as crew are tasks that require us to be hands-on on hardware: all commanding of the station systems and science experiments that can be done from the ground remotely are typically implemented by the ground controllers on console in the different control centers. And it’s probably better to have the specialists for each system send commands to the Station.
 
It’s also a way of saving precious crew time: for example, many maintenance procedures have safing steps at the beginning to make sure that the equipment is not powered and is in a safe configuration. Mission Control is always ahead of us and they will have safing in place before we get a chance to ask.
 
So, as you can imagine, running the Space Station requires a lot of communication and coordination between crew and teams on the ground. And we can always count on dozens of specialists looking over a constant stream of telemetry to make sure all systems are healthy up here. Or even to help us out with little things like disabling smoke detectors: we have to do that in most modules before vacuum cleaning the filters on the weekend, to avoid the risk of triggering a false smoke alarm with dust, and we always get a helping hand from mission control to get that done.
 
Hey, I’ve been in space for almost a month now, which means that today was new-pants day for me! Yep, we get six for the mission, so today was time to see what was on offer in my space wardrobe. I actually thought that I would get six identical pants, but… surprise! This will be a green-pants month. I love these pants, by the way, they are very comfortable and practical, with plenty of pockets and Velcro stripes to secure things. Pockets are also all rigorously closed with Velcro, to prevent things from floating out. That’s because, as a rule and with no exceptions, things always want to flow out in space.
 
Futura mission website (Italian): Avamposto42
avamposto42.esa.int

#SamLogbook #Futura42  

(Trad IT)  Traduzione in italiano a cura di +AstronautiCAST qui:
http://www.astronautinews.it/tag/logbook

(Trad FR) Traduction en français par +Anne Cpamoa ici:
 https://spacetux.org/cpamoa/category/traductions/logbook-samantha

(Trad ES - Currently not updated) Tradducción en español aquí:
http://www.intervidia.com/category/bitacora
 
 
 
 ___Ever look into your closet and find that you have nothing to wear, clean or otherwise? Well......

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2014-12-17 07:11:27 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Here is the background collage from my Twitter page;  I have had some requests to share this.  All the pictures are ones from my missions to Space Station.

Here is the background collage from my Twitter page;  I have had some requests to share this.  All the pictures are ones from my missions to Space Station.___

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2014-12-09 04:32:25 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

In theory, this should break the Internet - #Olaf  hanging around in a window of the International Space Station Cupola observatory. I say, let it go already! (Pic taken by cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, who has an eight year old waiting for him on Earth) #Disney    #Frozen   

In theory, this should break the Internet - #Olaf  hanging around in a window of the International Space Station Cupola observatory. I say, let it go already! (Pic taken by cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, who has an eight year old waiting for him on Earth) #Disney    #Frozen   ___

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2014-12-07 12:57:46 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Hung from the ceiling with care. #SamLogbook  

L+12: Logbook

Wow – where did this week go! It’s amazing how fast time flies when you’re very busy and you’re enjoying what you’re doing. On Thursday, Butch and I were both absolutely convinced that it was Wednesday: poor Terry had to show us OSTPV (our electronic planner application) to make us change our mind!

Talking about planning, the plan for me yesterday was to complete a series of swabs for the experiment Microbiome, for which I have already been collecting urine and blood this whole week. In the morning I took skin swabs at several locations on my face and arms. Later I repeated some of those swabs after exercising and I took surface swabs at some highly-touched locations on ISS: the ARED lift bar that we use to “lift weights”; the knobs we rotate to open and close the shutters of the Cupola windows; the handheld microphones and so on. As usual, everything goes into the MELFI freezer for return whenever the sample can hitchhike a ride back to Earth.

I also relocated a SAMS unit in Columbus: SAMS units are installed throughout the Station and measure acceleration. If we were in a condition of perfect microgravity SAMS would measure zero acceleration. But of course, although we float around weightless, we don’t have perfect microgravity on ISS; any input on structure, be it from a pump running or from someone pushing off a handrail, causes a little acceleration locally that the SAMS units can measure.
Looking back at the work week, I’ve tried hard to become better at not letting things float away: remembering to properly close a bag full of items, even if I’m turning the other way only for a few seconds; scanning the area in 3 dimensions before leaving a work area; properly securing things with Velcro or bungees, even if it seems like a good idea to just press them beneath the knees or stick them under a handrail… it’s not a good idea.

On the positive side, though, the fact that things float also means that you have the third hand you always wanted, or the fourth, or the fifth… Let’s say you need both of your hands to do something, but you’re holding something: well, as long as you don’t turn away, you can just let it float. A “third hand”  will keep it floating in front of you, you just need to give it a gentle push if it starts to get out of your field of view. There’s something magic indeed about a weightless environment! And it’s interesting how you have to learn that: I have heard several times Butch telling me “Just let it go.”

Last thing I’ll tell you tonight: Butch has set up our Christmas tree in the Lab and even hung socks for the six of us. So from now until Christmas, if we come across someone’s favorite dish when searching through a food container, we can stick it in his or her sock!

Futura mission website (Italian): Avamposto42
avamposto42.esa.int

* #SamLogbook *     * #Futura42 *

(Trad IT)  Traduzione in italiano a cura di +AstronautiCAST qui:
http://www.astronautinews.it/tag/logbook

(Trad FR) Traduction en français par +Anne Cpamoa ici:
 https://spacetux.org/cpamoa/category/traductions/logbook-samantha

(Trad ES - Currently not updated) Tradducción en español aquí:
http://www.intervidia.com/category/bitacora___Hung from the ceiling with care. #SamLogbook  

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2014-12-07 12:54:59 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

It's been so overwhelming to be selected as a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year in the #Activist category amongst so many wonderful souls out there! If you like what am doing and want to support #Bangladesh win the People's Choice Adventurer of the Year too, VOTING IS NOW ONGOING! It's a simple click and one can vote once EVERYDAY, as many times you want, till January 31st. Pls help spread the word, vote here: less http://lnkd.in/bqRi7_d

#VoteWasfia #VoteBangladesh #VoteEveryday #empowerwomen #advofyear

It's been so overwhelming to be selected as a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year in the #Activist category amongst so many wonderful souls out there! If you like what am doing and want to support #Bangladesh win the People's Choice Adventurer of the Year too, VOTING IS NOW ONGOING! It's a simple click and one can vote once EVERYDAY, as many times you want, till January 31st. Pls help spread the word, vote here: less http://lnkd.in/bqRi7_d

#VoteWasfia #VoteBangladesh #VoteEveryday #empowerwomen #advofyear___

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2014-11-29 17:42:24 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

The +Pajama Program is quite a gem. Please consider supporting its work keeping little kids warm and toasty - with PJs and books. 

Giving Tuesday Next Week! Please keep @PajamaProgram in mind when giving back! #1MGoodNights #GivingTuesday___The +Pajama Program is quite a gem. Please consider supporting its work keeping little kids warm and toasty - with PJs and books. 

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2014-11-24 14:41:39 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Six Earthlings living and working off the planet. One day it will not be necessary to discuss gender in the context of human spaceflight. Until then, we can celebrate the achievement of astronaut +Samantha Cristoforetti, who broke the atmospheric ceiling last night, launching from Earth with two men to the International Space Station. They were welcomed by a crew of two men and one woman already on board. Since 1961, 539 humans have traveled to space. Yelena Serova is the 58th woman and Samantha is the 59th.  Both are serving on this long duration mission at the same time. We have  #MilesToGo  

Six Earthlings living and working off the planet. One day it will not be necessary to discuss gender in the context of human spaceflight. Until then, we can celebrate the achievement of astronaut +Samantha Cristoforetti, who broke the atmospheric ceiling last night, launching from Earth with two men to the International Space Station. They were welcomed by a crew of two men and one woman already on board. Since 1961, 539 humans have traveled to space. Yelena Serova is the 58th woman and Samantha is the 59th.  Both are serving on this long duration mission at the same time. We have  #MilesToGo  ___

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2014-11-21 15:22:19 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

+Samantha Cristoforetti is about to break the atmospheric ceiling - the 59th woman to do so. 

ESA astronaut +Samantha Cristoforetti is heading to the International Space Station for five months on Sunday. You can watch the launch live on ESA TV.

http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Human_Spaceflight/Futura/Watch_Futura_launch_live

#Futura42  ___+Samantha Cristoforetti is about to break the atmospheric ceiling - the 59th woman to do so. 

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2014-11-21 13:19:59 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

#1 - other people's children - is probably what most people don't think about. 

#1 - other people's children - is probably what most people don't think about. ___

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2014-11-20 11:54:32 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

+NASA astronaut Marsha Ivins was the 13th woman to fly in space. Among all astronauts who have flown to date, she was the 225th. via +WIRED  #Boomers  

+NASA astronaut Marsha Ivins was the 13th woman to fly in space. Among all astronauts who have flown to date, she was the 225th. via +WIRED  #Boomers  ___

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2014-11-17 17:18:00 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

This is gorgeous, and not just for educators. It's also a look at Common Core in the U.S. the way it was envisioned.

This is gorgeous, and not just for educators. It's also a look at Common Core in the U.S. the way it was envisioned.___

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2014-11-16 12:08:31 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Children are the smartest people. #ListenToThem  

Students are teachers too.  

Enjoy this +TED talks playlist featuring smart kids' life advice including past +Google Science Fair winners. goo.gl/aQW0jc___Children are the smartest people. #ListenToThem  

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2014-09-19 11:38:12 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Sign me up. Beam me up! #FlyMeToSpace  

Sign me up, Scotty! 
This contest gives anyone the chance to fly into space. SEG will initially award one space flight for each 50,000 applications, but will increase the number of awards given as the number of applicants grows. 

#space   #spaceshipearth  ___Sign me up. Beam me up! #FlyMeToSpace  

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2014-08-18 22:51:21 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

As +Ron Garan says, "Actually there are no passengers on Spaceship Earth - only crew mates and as crew mates we have a responsibility to mind the ship and take care of our fellow crew mates" #OrbitalPerspective

From the orbital perspective, there we are, all 7.1 billion human passengers on Spaceship Earth, sharing the nights and the days, reaping the harvest of the seeds we have sown. #TheKeyIsWe    Photo credit to +NASA  astronaut Reid Wiseman, currently one of a crew of six living and working together onboard the International Space Station.___As +Ron Garan says, "Actually there are no passengers on Spaceship Earth - only crew mates and as crew mates we have a responsibility to mind the ship and take care of our fellow crew mates" #OrbitalPerspective

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2014-06-16 23:46:23 (5 comments, 16 reshares, 66 +1s)Open 

Excellent. More needed.

Seatless Electric Car Designed Specifically for Wheelchair Users

Click below to watch the full video...

http://www.industrytap.com/seatless-electric-car-designed-specifically-wheelchair-users/18348___Excellent. More needed.

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2014-06-06 11:11:26 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Remembering D-Day.

Today on google.co.uk we remember the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

The Normandy landings, codenamed Operation Neptune, were the landing operations of the Allied invasion of Normandy, in Operation Overlord, during World War II.

On the +Google Cultural Institute you'll find archives from the time including letters, photos, and maps of the Normandy landings: http://goo.gl/1RvU5w

#DDay70   #Europe  

Remembering D-Day.

Today on google.co.uk we remember the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

The Normandy landings, codenamed Operation Neptune, were the landing operations of the Allied invasion of Normandy, in Operation Overlord, during World War II.

On the +Google Cultural Institute you'll find archives from the time including letters, photos, and maps of the Normandy landings: http://goo.gl/1RvU5w

#DDay70   #Europe  ___

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2014-04-26 13:07:49 (4 comments, 10 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

+NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio's Five Tips For Taking An Out of This World Selfie: 1) Put on thick gloves (lacrosse, boxing, space). 2) Wait for good lighting. 3) Get camera in a steady position. 4) Snap. 5) Download (in space, you download to upload). Selfie by Rick during his April 22, 2014 spacewalk to replace a computer outside the International Space Station. Credit: NASA

+NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio's Five Tips For Taking An Out of This World Selfie: 1) Put on thick gloves (lacrosse, boxing, space). 2) Wait for good lighting. 3) Get camera in a steady position. 4) Snap. 5) Download (in space, you download to upload). Selfie by Rick during his April 22, 2014 spacewalk to replace a computer outside the International Space Station. Credit: NASA___

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